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What to Watch: An Ethiopian Love

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 23, 2012

Still shot of Helen Gedlu in "An Ethiopian Love"

Still shot of Helen Gedlu in “An Ethiopian Love”

After my demo and dinner in Seattle with Tom Douglas, I was stopped by these two guys waiting for me in the lobby of the Palace Ballroom. I don’t know how long they had been waiting or how they found out I’d be there, but these two young kids were standing there with a laptop and a couple of T-shirts with the words I AM ETHIOPIA written on them. Of course I stopped to see what they wanted. Read More

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On the Road: “Yes, Chef” in Seattle

By | July 18, 2012

Tom Douglas, Marcus, Matt Anderson, Catering Chef at Palace Ballroom

Tom Douglas, Marcus, Matt Anderson, Catering Chef at Palace Ballroom

Marcus eats the future at Nathan Myhrvold’s Cooking Lab, gets caffeinated at Starbucks and finds an hour for a nap in between events in the Pacific Northwest’s timber town. Click here for a look at his travelogue, as told to

For more pictures of Marcus and behind-the-scenes of the Yes, Chef tour, follow YesChefMemoir on Instagram or click through for his Travelogues from LA and San Francisco. Read More


Calling All Foragers: Seattle to Plant Downtown Public Garden

By MIchael Engle | March 15, 2012

Photo: RDPixelShop

Photo: RDPixelShop

For many urban dwellers, green space is a luxury that sometimes merits special weekend plans.  Seattle, WA, on the other hand, is about to plant the necessary seeds for agricultural expansion…into the downtown core!  As Kristofor Husted reported for NPR, a taste of the rural lifestyle, or even just a memory of a childhood suburban backyard, will be made available for those in need of a break from the concrete jungle.

Pending the success of a two-acre trial, the Washington state government has recently approved a plan to develop a seven-acre plot, located in the working-class Beacon Hill neighborhood, into a public garden.  The field, which will be named the Beacon Food Forest, will be stocked with perennially-growing fruit, such as apples, pears, plums, grapes, blueberries, and raspberries. This output will, at first, be free for community picking, in order to promote the benefits of permaculture.

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Five Great Bread Bakeries Across America

By mahir | July 15, 2011


Bread is something that almost everyone loves, has a million uses, and can come in all sorts of flavors and styles. Whether you’re making a sandwich, a crostini, a bowl of bread salad, a grilled cheese, or just eating it alone, bread is something many people eat almost every day. And if you are eating it that often, you should probably be buying something good. Here is a short list of some of the best bakeries from around the country.  Read More


Five Great American Cities

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 15, 2011


There’s never a shortage of great places to travel in the US. Spring is here, and the great weather begs for a weekend adventure! Here’s our list of five great American cities, and what you can enjoy when you’re there. Whether you’re a local or visiting for a quick trip, you’ll find bars, shops, and eats worth your while. Read More


Volunteer Park Cafe

By mahir | December 8, 2010

Volunteer Park Cafe

People who are putting their hands into the earth and sharing long traditions with others impress me.  If you live in the Seattle area, or will be in that striking part of the country any time soon, I suggest stopping by Volunteer Park Cafe for a meal or the provisions in their homemade larder. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
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